From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, Part 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master ...
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From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, Part 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master escapologist. The rabbi's son from Wisconsin is the epitome of the American Dream as he makes his way through the early 20th century vaudeville craze and emerges as America's first bonafide world renowned superstar.Written by
Approximately 20 minutes into part 1 of the miniseries, there is a shot of a courthouse with the caption "Johnson County Courthouse 1896". This is in fact the Storey County Courthouse in Virginia City, Nevada, built in 1876. Also on the flagpole on the right, barely visible, is the Nevada state flag. In the background, behind the flagpole is the Cobb Mansion, also built in 1876. See more »
In his private performance for Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Tsarina Alexandra speaks with a Russian accent. The real Tsarina Alexandra was born and raised in Germany and never fully learned to speak Russian, she instead spoke her native German and thus would not have had a Russian accent. See more »
One way or another, we all want to escape. When ordinary life shackles us we need to get away. Get away from boredom, from pain, from fear. But not me. Fear is how I know I'm alive. Unlike other people I don't escape life. I escape death. Hell of a way to make a living.
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Pre-title card: What you are about to see is fact. It is also fiction. We defy you to tell the difference ... See more »